With Ximena Del Carpio and Mauro Testaverde
Migration policy has focused on South-North flows in recent years, especially as the financial crisis created havoc in OECD labour markets and immigrants became targets in political debates. However, South-South migration is gaining importance due to various demographic, economic and social factors.
Many developing countries are growing rapidly, while mature OECD countries are slowing down with the weight of demographic and fiscal burdens. Lower cultural, physical and legal barriers between neighbouring countries are contributing to increased mobility.